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Re: Looking for Ogorzaly / Fisher or Fishorek manifest 1875-1883
Posted by: Norbert Stevens (ID *****7365) Date: October 28, 2013 at 16:30:12
In Reply to: Looking for Ogorzaly / Fisher or Fishorek manifest 1875-1883 by Stephen Papp of 56477

Hi Stephen,
I could not locate an arrival record for Tomasz Ogorzal~y ( the “L” has a Polish diacritical mark through it).
Ogorzal~y (or Ogorzal~a) are somewhat rare Polish surnames. There are about 321 adults with the Ogorzaly surname living in the Polish county of Nowy Sacz. There are about 23 adults with the Ogorzala surname living in the same county. Nowy Sacz is located in southern Poland.
At the time that both Tomasz and Katazyna immigrated to the U.S., Nowy Sacz was located in Austria/Poland. According to the 1900 and 1910 U.S. census records, the couple was from Austria/Poland.
It is unclear if Tomasz and Katarzyna were married in Austria/Poland or the U.S. The 1900 U.S. census indicates that they were married in 1885 and the 1910 census says 1882. According to the 1900 census record, their oldest child (John) was born around December 1885 in Pennsylvania (died 02/24/1917 in Luzerne County). By 1910, Katarzyna had given birth to around 12 children and only 4 had survived.
I see that on some documents Katarzyna’s maiden name is listed as both Fishorek and Sapota. Sapota is a valid Polish surname, “Fishorek” is not.
Since Tomasz and Katazyna were such early immigrants (circa 1882 to 1884), if you could located their passage records, it would not contain much in the way of genealogy information (unless they sailed from Hamburg).
Have you tried to get a copy of Tomasz’s U.S. Naturalization documents from the Luzerne County Prothonotary’s Office? According to the 1910 census, Tomasz was still listed as an alien.
Here are links to their web site and fee schedule to research the naturalization records.
The Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (and cemetery) in DuPont appears to be the family parish after it was established around 1902.
It is unclear where all of the children were baptized and where Tomasz and Katarzyna were married. If these events took place in Luzerne County, they may have records.
Good luck,

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